1952 – The Last Change of Monarch
1952 is a stand out year in the British calendar. It was the year that Gene Kelly was happily ‘Singing in the Rain’ while Jimmy Boyd had the unfortunate boyhood memory of seeing something he shouldn’t have. He penned the tune ‘I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus’ afterwards! It was also the year that Princess Elizabeth became Queen Elizabeth.The Shocking Truth About Our Species
We appear to have become a selfish, self centred population who exist on this planet we call Earth. When did you last genuinely care about what happens to someone in some far off country? It’s time we reflected on our own personal motives and the way we are living this thing called life.Visiting London in 2012: Interested in Chinese Culture and Martial Arts?
One-to-one Kung fu training with Grandmaster Yap Leong (in ‘Chinatown’ in Little Newport Street) on a regular basis means I have spare time to shop and see some of London’s sights. London visits in 2012 for those interested in Chinese Martial Arts, Culture and Feng Shui etc. for business, pleasure and for the Olympics can be enjoyed even more with some insider knowledge.Why Do Most People Not Believe That a Snake Can Eat a Woman?
Large snakes found in certain parts of the world can swallow humans whole. You not believing it does not change the facts.Refuting the Idea of Taliban
Taliban is regarded as an idea; which means that truly confronting the Taliban means confronting their ideology. The idea behind the Taliban is something like this: America and Israel are evil, and Muslims should destroy America and Israel and take over the world to make the whole world follow sharia. This idea can be highly contagious, and it is important that it be confronted at the idea level and in so doing reduce the need for military action.Measuring and Monitoring Farm Production and Land Use Indicators in Developing Countries
This article outlines the challenges faced by development agencies in measuring, monitoring and tracking land usage indicators such as farm production. It looks at the errors and problems with existing approaches and outlines a statistical approach that has been trailed successfully in Northern Mozambique.The UN, G-20, NATO, EU, and Other International Organizations Could Use Some Help
Recently, an acquaintance made an interesting comment to me, he said that maybe working together with many nations to build a space colony or develop a long-term space mission might do more good bringing people of the world together than NATO or the UN, and you know what? I think he might be correct in that.Bhopal Gas Tragedy
The tragedy happened during the mid-night of December 2-3, 1984, when water entered inside a tank containing tons of M.I.C. The resulting reaction increased the temperature inside the tank to over 200 °C and thus raised the pressure. About 30 metric tons of methyl isocyanate escaped from the tank into the atmosphere with in half an hour.Why Are Humanity’s Biggest Problems So Complex? That’s What Makes Them Problems in the 1st Place
The other day, I was talking to an individual about joining our think tank and we got onto the topic of global oil supply, natural resources, and free and fair trade with China. Indeed, this opened up quite a few other side topics such as military arms races, proprietary information theft, and currency manipulation. We also got into the Iranian nuclear weapons crisis, and freedom and liberty throughout the world. Then my acquaintance made an interesting statement; “we can go on and on, but this is a very complex subject, and it’s a big problem.”So, How Long Do You Think It Will Be Until Chinese Banks Offer US Consumers Credit Cards?
Occasionally, I get in an interesting debate and argument with those who say that it is okay to deal with China even though our trading partner is manipulating its currency, and working very hard to unbalance the playing field. They tell me that eventually China’s middle class will grow, and then they will start buying products from the United States, that eventually their currency will have to come into balance, and the government can’t hold it down forever.